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Grassroots Nevada group to present on student data collection

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — "Protect Nevada Children" next week will present a 35-minute PowerPoint presentation on "how to protect your child from the new state and federal data mining schemes, including why you should not allow you child to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test," according to a news release from the grassroots group.

"The SBAC test is only one part of the scheme to obtain, store and share as much data as possible on your child from pre-K to the work force," Incline Village resident John Eppolito said in the release.

According to the release, the meeting will focus on "what the president and the media should be discussing — SDM: including how Student Data Mining, storing, and sharing can now happen without parental consent; some ways student data will be mined; and most importantly things you can do to protect your children."

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Incline Village Library.

To learn more about Protect Nevada Children, of which Eppolito is a member, email him at john@Jtahoe.com.